SkyGolf, the maker of SkyCaddie, has introduced the new SkyCaddie SX550, offering golfers all the same features as the SX500 but with a lighter, slimmer body and a 5.5-inch screen that is 10 per cent larger than the SX500 screen.
“After the tremendous success of the SX500, we made a great design even better with the new SX550,” said Jacqui Surman, SkyGolf’s senior VP and COO.
“We made the screen larger and housed it in a slimmer body, so you are able to quickly see more, play faster and make better decisions on how to play a hole,” said Surman.
With the SX550, you’ll be able to play like a pro and make the right club selection with everything a caddie would tell you in one simple step and displayed graphically on a stunningly brilliant screen. Nothing else comes close,” added Surman.
The features of the SX550 are easily tapped with a 5.5 inch, intuitive touch screen The large HD display, combined with HD quality course graphics provide reliable information.
The SX550 has a slim feel with a highly water-resistant design. With a large battery, the SX550 is ready for extended playing time. Using multi-constellation navigation satellite systems, the SX550 provides enhanced accuracy and performance under tough conditions or tree cover.
The SX550 also features Shot Tracking, which allows you to track each shot you play, which clubs you used, how far you hit them and where you hit them from. Activate Shot Tracking on your SkyCaddie to track your round, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and find out which clubs are helping or hurting your game. After you play, just WiFi Sync and use the in-depth tools to explore your round in detail at SkyGolf 360.
The SX family of rangefinders includes a host of patented technology and stroke-saving features developed by SkyCaddie. It also includes an array of automated features such as Auto-Course Selection, Auto-Hole Advance and Auto-Zoom.
The SkyCaddie SX550 delivers distances to up to 40 geo-referenced targets per hole, all integrated within HoleVue. Simply double-tap or pinch and zoom HoleVue to reveal instantly the critical distances to all hazards, carries and layups, all verified by SkyGolf’s ground mapping team.
All rangefinders in the SX family feature the new Dynamic HoleVue with IntelliPath Technology that provides the distance to target as well as every other relevant attribute of the course, along and beyond your target line, without aiming a laser.
Without wasting time to make multiple measurements, such as with a laser, you get distances instantly to all intervening hazards, end of fairways and other shot saving information in an instant to allow you to make the right club selection.
The ultra-fast multi-core processor of the SX550 also drives SkyCaddie’s Dynamic HoleVu, which automatically re-orients the entire golf hole from your position to the green as you progress from the tee.
The new and patented Dynamic HoleVue feature rotates the fairway and orients the green from your current position and angle of attack as you move from the tee to the green.
Now, you see everything between you and the green instantly without touching a button and get the distances you need to avoid hazards and play your best golf. So, in addition to SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen technology, golfers can now see the entire hole.
With SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen technology, the exact shape of the green automatically rotates to match your angle of approach to provide all of the distances you need. This proprietary feature gives you a chance to turn every shot into a scoring opportunity by providing front carry and back distances, depth of green and distances to any other point on the green — simultaneously.
SkyCaddie PinPoint provides the ability to get distances to the pin while getting all the benefits of IntelliGreen. Simply enter pin sheet or zone information into the SkyCaddie SX550, SX500 or SX400 to get distances to the hole, front, centre and back, plus the depth and true shape green and all of this information is on one screen that changes automatically based on position and angle of approach from anywhere on the course, whether you can see the flag or not.
Wi-Fi connectivity allows golfers to get the latest course information on demand without connecting to a computer. Just like the SX500 and SX400, the SkyCaddie SX550 comes preloaded and ready to play with over 35,000 ground-verified, error-corrected courses. SkyCaddie walks each course to record thousands of points with sub-meter precision.
More features of the SX550 include IntelliGreen Pro that adds the ability to display major tiers, contours, false fronts and mounds from your angle of approach to the green on selective courses.
Other features include Shot Distance Measurement to help track how far the ball goes and help golfers to learn club distances, Target List View to give a quick list of all the targets ahead on the hole, digital scoring options for stroke and Stableford with handicapping and Tee Box Selection, Gender Selection, Dual Green Support with a yards or meters option, Stat Tracking and a North Indicator.
As with all SkyGolf e-golf products, the SkyCaddie SX Series is built around the SkyGolf 360 Cloud platform, providing wireless connectivity for golfers to upload performance data captured during their round.
SkyGolf 360 allows golfers to keep all performance data regardless of whether it comes from a rangefinder, a swing sensor, a performance tracker or a launch monitor in one place.
SkyCaddie products are distributed in Canada by Jancor Agencies.